With more than 70 miles of coastline in San Diego, finding a restaurant with a spectacular waterfront view is hardly a challenge. This is especially true around San Diego Bay, where breathtaking views can be found at local eateries serving everything from casual fish sandwiches to farm-to-table French fare. But for the ultimate in waterfront dining, arriving by car simply won’t do. That’s why 14 restaurants around San Diego Bay offer “Dock and Dine.” No need for a car, just dock your boat directly behind one of these restaurants for a uniquely San Diego dining experience:
Island Prime/C Level Lounge
Known equally for steaks and seafood, Island Prime and the adjoining C Level Lounge along the water’s edge of Harbor Island offer panoramic views of the downtown skyline. Island Prime provides an elegant and upscale dining experience, while C Level Lounge has a casual, laid-back atmosphere.
Slip at Sunroad Marina: One at 60 linear ft.
Where: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
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Anthony’s Fish Grotto on the Bay
Dock at Anthony’s Fish Grotto along downtown’s Embarcadero and choose between two restaurant experiences. Anthony’s Fish Grotto serves quality seafood in a home-style environment, while Anthony’s Fishette offers fast, casual meals for visitors on the go. Dockside services also include assistance in cleaning and prepping visitors’ “catch-of-the day.”
Slips: Two at 60 linear ft.
Where: 1360 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
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Coronado Ferry Landing
Can’t get everyone onboard to pick a place to eat? Sail on over to Coronado Ferry Landing for everything from burgers to barbecue to gyros. Savor dishes inspired by the sea along with a spectacular view of Downtown San Diego at Peohe’s.
Slips: Twelve at 40 linear ft. protected by wave attenuation; one at 150 linear ft. unprotected
Where: 1201 First St, Coronado, CA 92118
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Vessel Restaurant at Kona Kai
After you dock, make sure to request a patio seat and enjoy views of the marina while you dine on the catch of the day. Even inside you will be treated to amazing harbor views from either a table or the 360º center bar.
Slips: Two at 70 linear ft.
Where: 1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
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Bali Hai Restaurant
When opened in 1953, the landmark Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island was a paragon of mid-century American tiki culture where the exotic atmosphere drew a swinging crowd. The tiki flare remains, as do the amazing harbor views and a mai tai that will really knock the wind out of your sails.
Slip: One at 90 linear ft.
Where: 2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
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With 14 to choose from, where will you set sail to?